Martin was Chairman of Clearswift a global cyber software vendor backed by Lyceum in 2011, Leathwaite an international talent specialist and Latimer, a youth media business.
As Group CEO, he grew IRIS Software to become one of the UK’s largest private software house, increasing Enterprise Value from £30m to £500m through three MBOs backed by LDC, Hg Capital and Hellman and Friedman. He is an Enterprise Fellow of the Princes Trust and investor in a variety of digital social businesses. Awards include EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Communications & Technology category 2006) and the Maserati 100, recognising entrepreneurs who give back to support the next generation. He has a degree in Management Sciences from Manchester University.